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bikergran

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bikergran says:

If I can do it then! bikergran age 54

:smile  Eve:unsure:ning all, just want to say and try and encourage any "Older Ladies" that may be thinking of or would like to ride a bike!  Im 54 and about 6 yrs ago got myself a 50cc Aprillia scooter and loved it, but then Hubby decided he would like to buy caravan so my scooter went parlty to pay for it.Anyway a couple of yrs later  I really fancied another scooter so bought a Piaggio Fly125, did my CBT and loved it, although it was long cold day in the rain, unfortunatly I was knocked off it just over 2 yrs ago, so decided to give a geared bike a try  lol. got myself a Yamaha Custom 125, and almost 2 yrs later thought  ohh come on get your Mod 1 done girl!  wasnt sucsessful 1st attempt only got up to 49 km and was bitterly dissapointed  so gave it a rest until about 10 week ago when I took it again.having gained more confidence and having practiced more emrgency stops and swerving at 30mph  I just thought ok lets go for it... and whoopeeee  managed 53km on swerve and emergency.

 Today!!!! woohooooo  have pased Mod 2  !!  ohh the best feeling ever, I was sssshhhhhaking yes! but I tried really hard to concentrate as if I failed then I would end up having to take another CBT as well..it started raining (I hate being out in the rain on my bike) but i know that will come with confidence.as yet my L Plates are still on (will take them off first thing tomorrow) what I want to say is....if you fancy it  have a go!! im a 54 yr old grandma and yes maybe I should be getting my slippers and knitting needles ready lol..but  Noooo Wer'e not ready for that yet are we girls!!!  sooo what you waiting for!!!!

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bikergran

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bikergran says:

Brill feeling!

Thanks "ovski"  and maybe you should get that "cough" seen to ! lol.

Yes hearing the words " It's a Pass " will ring in my ears forver, I must say I am not a natural biker/rider but having spent an amount of hard saved money, then I just needed to see it through, there were a few times (especialy after having failed Mod1) that I thought ohhhhh  grrrrr.... I will just keep on doing my CBTs, but then the cost of them was creeping up and I had enough of my L Plates spoiling the look of my little custom bike.. lol. The only thing I hated on the Mod 1 was the swerve I just kept dreading it,even though I must have done it 10 times over when out for a normal ride on the roads traveling at 30mph (or more when appropiate) to me speeding up in a restricted area, travelling towards 6ft railings was against my natural instincts, although I knew there was more than enough length to conquer this. And yes  the words "Passed" when taking my car test,didnt touch the excitment that I felt on Tuesday when I did my bike test....     take care all (big grin) still on cloud 9 :biggrin:

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

bikergran

I passed my test years ago and every time i get my bike out I'm still grinning like a cheshire cat.Just like this one.>:biggrin:

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ginger 72

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ginger 72 says:

age

passed my test in 1955 still riding at age 76 your never too old till they nail the lid down.

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bikergran

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bikergran says:

Hi ginger 72

you really suit that bike..looks nice.yes nice is a female word lol.....Im still on my little custom.. finances wont allow me to move up yet! sniff..plus I cant find anything suitable...my friends had a 250 ybr Yamaha which would relaly suit me at the mo..but!!!!! this yucky weather!!!!!!! blaaaaaaaaaaa......roll on next summer...happy riding :biggrin:

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